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Evaluating Websites: Accuracy

Learn how to determine which websites will meet the standard for use in college research.

Are the facts in the website accurate?

 
 
 
  
  • Can the site's information be verified elsewhere, maybe in a print source?
     
  • Is any bibliography given as proof of research?
     
  • Question the information; don't take anything at face value.   

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How do you know the information on this site is accurate? Hint: What is the peer review status? Is this site accredited?

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